Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bookshelf Tour Tag

Lover of Lembas tagged me in her Bookshelf Tour Tag! Thank you!
Here are the rules!
  • Once you are tagged, copy and paste the image above into your new post.
  • Show readers your book shelf and explain what books are on there. Pictures are always fun!
  • Tag as many other people as you want and copy-paste these instructions onto your post so they know exactly what to do.
  • Make sure to leave a link to your post on the site you were tagged (for instance, the people tagged below by me should leave a link to their post in the comments here)

My books are extensive and actually at this time I'm out of space! I'm currently working on figuring out how to make more room for another bookshelf. Has lack of room turned off my book buying frenzy.? Not at all! I have one real bookshelf, which I got some years ago. When I first ran out of bookshelf space last year I was scrambling for space. I ended up going to Goodwill and getting one of those spinning metal bookshelves. It's a frightful eyesore but it saved me for a time. Still with both of these I'm now having to start stacking up books in random places as I'm once again out of space.

So here are my bookshelves! They are arranged in alphabetical order by author's last name with fiction first, then non-fiction and then cookbooks. My DVDs have moved over to my little sister's bookshelf due to lack of space. If the books are small enough, are in a series or I own more than one by the author they are more likely to go on my spinning shelf though there are some exceptions. It can be very annoying having to look for books in two different places but I suppose that is the price I must pay for owning so many. ;)

My first shelf. I'm not going to go through book by book because that would probably get tedious but here's the highlight reel. I have the three books in the Little Women series plus An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott. I have copies of all of Jane Austen's novels, a lovely combined copy of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. About a third of my Agatha Christie novels are up there (the rest being on my spinning shelf... we'll get to those in a bit). Then I have two of Wilkie Collins' novels: The Moonstone and The Women in White. And then of course Robinson Crusoe.

My second shelf. This shelf is mostly composed of Dickens' novels. I have almost all of his books. I have a couple Sherlock Holmes books on here. A collection of George Elliot books. A lovely old copy of Captain Horatio Hornblower. Wives and Daughters.

My third shelf. I have a couple Dean Koontz novels. To Kill a Mockinbird. Gone With the Wind. The Scarlet Pimpernel. Ivanhoe. Half of my Harry Potter series are on this shelf and the other half overlaps onto the next shelf. I also have a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them that I need to get around to reading before the movie comes out!

My fourth shelf. The other half of the Harry Potter series. My absolutely gorgeous splendiferous copy of the complete works of Shakespeare. The Help. Vanity Fair. Lark Rise to Candleford, which I'll read one I'm done with the show! A collection of three Tolstoy novels.... I know one is Anna Karenina and another War and Peace but I don't recall what the other one is. Tolkien's copy of Beowulf. I love the cover of it! I read Beowulf for the first time last year in a different translation (which was an awesome translation) and then I got this copy but have yet to read it. Hopefully this year! Inching in at the end of this shelf are a couple Mark Twain novels.

My fifth shelf. A couple more Mark Tain novels at the beginning. P.G. Wodehouse's The Golf Omnibus (amazingly hilarious book!). That pretty much finishes the fiction on the bookshelf. Then I have my nonfiction. I have the two Who Should We Then Read books by Jan Bloom, which are great reference books. The Valley of Vision (highly recommend!). A Narnia companion book. Some devotional books. Wise Words. Foxes Book of Martyrs. Some R.C. Sproul books. Then to end the shelf I have a bunch of cookbooks. Lying on the shelf unshelled are Quiet and Miniatures and Morals.

My spinning shelf is hard to look at and make any sense but here goes as best as I can.

On this side I have my Chronicles of Prydain, the rest of my Agatha Christie novels, some Zane Grey novels, the Chronicles of Narnia and some Jeff and Michael Shaara books.

Here I have some Beverly Cleary books, Les Mis and Hunchback, the Bourne books.

On this side I have Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow, the Amanda Grange Austen heroes diary series, some Brian Jacques books and the Anne of Green Gables Series. At the very bottom my Tolkien books are peeking out. I have The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Silmarillion and The Children of Húrin.

It looks like we have even more Agatha Christe novels here as well as some Koinsburg books, This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. And most of the Little House in the Big Woods series.

So that's my bookshelves for now. They're always growing and hopefully I'll actually have a new bookshelf soon so I won't have to feel quite so guilty about buying more books. ;)

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  1. Amazing! Thank you for doing this tag! That spinning book shelf is just amazing by the way <3
    What was your opinion on your Tolstoy books? I have both War and Peace and Anna Karenina on my TBR list.

    1. I've only read Anna Karenina from Tolstoy and that was several years ago. I was kind of so-so on it at the time but I think I would appreciate it more now then I did then. I was probably a little too young for it when I read it. I'm hoping to read War and Peace next year.

  2. Ooooh, I kind of want your spinning bookcase. Not even kidding.

    Fun answers! What did you think of The Woman in White, by the by?

    1. I like the Woman in White. I've never been disappointed by a Wilkie Collins book though.

  3. I kind of dig your spinning book case -- I could use that for my kids! We're trying to figure out how to wedge another bookcase into our kitchen right now.

    I might have to snurch this. I've done similar tags a couple of times, but not since last year, and I've reorganized some of my books since the beginning of this year.


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